Woman raped by three men after exclusive party at Henley Regatta

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A woman was raped by three men after attending an exclusive party at the Henley Regatta, police said.

The victim, aged in her 20s, was attacked after attending a £50-a-ticket event in the Chinawhite enclosure.

She left between midnight and 2.30am on Sunday with a group of people she had met in the enclosure, according to Thames Valley Police.

The woman was attacked by the three men next to a car after walking to a quiet residential street in the Oxfordshire town.

The attackers drove off in the car after the incident, which happened in the Harpsden Road and Reading Road area.

The distressed victim was found by a member of the public near the Three Horseshoes pub in Reading Road shortly before 2.30am on Sunday, who called the police.

Detective Chief Inspector Lis Knight, from Oxfordshire Force CID, said: “Detectives are investigating the circumstances which occurred in the early hours of Sunday in a residential street, and work is ongoing with the victim. Incidents of this nature are rare in the area and we are working to establish what happened.

“The victim is being supported by specially-trained officers at this time.

“I would like to ask the public to think back to the early hours of Sunday morning – did you see a woman with a group of white men and a car in a residential street? 

“I would also like to speak to the drivers and anyone who was an occupant in the cars which stopped in Reading Road where the woman, was found distressed.

“If you have any information, regardless of how insignificant you think it may be, please come forward and speak to officers as this could assist with our investigation.”

In particular, detectives want to speak to the driver and passengers of a dark metallic car which stopped outside the pub to check on the welfare of the victim and another car which also stopped.

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘URN 206 2/7’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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